A common means of transport around the islands of the Philippine archipelago is the Banca (or Banka if you prefer). These craft can vary in size from being suitable for just one or two, to large commercial vessels carrying over two-hundred. Regardless of their size they all seem to offer cheap, if not a little noisy and uncomfortable, transport. What is certain however, is that around the coastlines, you are going to be presented with a journey of very pretty views.
A relaxed ferry boat crewman enroute from Batangas to Puerto Galera in the Philippines. Punctual, polite and proficient; he and his banca crewmates got my money.
It is March the 1st and I have some ‘self-time’ in a hotel room in Dubai. I was aware that I’d neglected my blog for a while so thought I would check on its status and my recent photos to see how much I had to catch up on and……oh my goodness! Three and a half weeks have passed since my last post and any coherent attempt to review that time on a ‘daybyday’ basis would be irrelevant and meaningless, so I shall just start posting random photos and comments from this period as they come to me. First up, as a scene setter of perhaps why the blog has been so neglected, is a photo of a sunset scene in the Philippines as a seafarer punts his banca back to harbour.